As I write this, the National Dog Show is taking place. Results to follow later.
Unfortunately, I have some rather sad news this week. I was aware via social media of two Chihuahuas stolen from a car in a supermarket car park in Hinckley, Leicestershire, on 13 March 2019. A nationwide campaign has since been taking place to try and locate these two little ladies, Dinky and Doris, with one of them suffering from medical conditions that requires medication. Last weekend, I was tagged in to a post of a Chihuahua dumped at Banbury and District Open Show, tied to a car in the car park. Unfortunately, following on from a microchip and vet check, this is not one of the stolen Chihuahuas. However, this poor little mite is now receiving veterinary treatment for mammary tumours, pressures sores and injuries that look to have been inflicted by another dog. She is in quite a state. How very sad that someone could allow such a thing to happen to such an innocent little thing. She is now in the care of an exhibitor of another breed, well versed in rescue, and is receiving the veterinary care she needs. I hope she can be found a lovely home.
Unfortunately, that means that Dinky and Doris are still not traced. This week, the owners of the dogs has appeared on local radio and TV, both to appeal for the return of these dogs, but also to raise awareness of dog theft. It appears that in the Midlands area, Chihuahuas are the third most popular dog to be stolen. I have included a picture of the poster of Dinky and Doris for you all to keep your eyes peeled. Sadly, to date, although there have been a number of leads, the owners are still none the wiser as to the possible whereabouts of the dogs. Hopefully, as we all travel the country in pursuit of our hobby, you can all keep an eye out for these little ones. A sad day for our beautiful breed.
Last weekend was the British Chihuahua Club Open show. Longs were judged by Emma Huntley. BD was Sue Lee’s Ridgehawk Freds Legacy, RBD and RBPIB Kirstie Price’s Bamver’s Teiou of Kircyan, BB and BOB Leah Todd-McCoid’s Tinasjoy Georgia with Rubylano JW, RBB and RBOB Marie and Neil Smith’s Pocoperro Lexie, BPIB Sue Lee’s Barwater Agatha Christie of Ridgehawk and BVIB Lyn Ison’s Lynpix Clear as Crystal.
Smooths were judged by Lynn Hill. BD and BOB was Beverley Sutton’s Now or Never De L’Isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos JW, RBD the same owner’s Jicara Heartbreaker Nikitos, BB, RBOB and BVIB Amanda Jacks’ Amarose Tink Attitude JW, RBB Rose Lovric’s Lovchi Dripping in Finesse, BPD and BPIB Anne Halls’ Joazan Rocky Balboa.
BIS was Now or Never, RBIS and BVIS Tink Attitude and BPIS Agatha Christie.
So, as I mentioned, today is the National Dog Show. Longs were judged by Geoffrey Curr. DCC and BOB was Lee Humphrey’s Ch Amarantos Tobin, RDCC Amanda Green’s Ellochi Chasing Stars JW, BCC Amy Baranzeck’s Capevidle License to Thrill, RBCC and BV Mairi Austin’s Ch Marichis Blossom, BP Steve Rooney’s Parisland The Gigolo at Yorone and BSpecBeg Paulien Wills’ Dorentys Dazzlin Duncan, who then went to win the Special Beginners Group.
Smooths were judged by Zena Thorn-Andrews. DCC and BOB was Beverley Sutton’s Now Or Never De L’Isle Au Vert Coteau Nikitos, RDCC L Anderson’s Ch Lumanatii Rolling Thunder, BCC Jurate Suprinaityte’s Borjomi Beaware, RBCC and BV Beverley Sutton’s Ch Lozek Rhapsody in Blue Nikitos JW who was then VG1, BP Diane Fothergill’s Bondor Mr Sunshine at Diamonchi and BSpecBeg S Crowley’s Christalchi Taraking.
All the Chihuahuas going forward to the groups were shortlisted.
News from the open shows:
At Seaham and District, Danielle Gilling’s Chantico’s Mercedes of Talocan went BOB and G2, and the same owner’s Ch Vikkilous Perfect Pasha of Talocan JW Shcm was 3rd in AV Toy Veteran. The breed and group judge was Marian Singleton.
At Anglesey, Leana Evans’ Reynoldco Willson at Lemaritz went BPIB and Lemaritz Soul Survivor Shcm went BOB and G3 under Serena Hunt (breed) and Vanessa Wegmann (group).
At Dean and District, Colin Hartley’s Boetandales Little River through Zoomera was BOB under Angela Jones and G2 under Derek Allsop.
At Westmoreland Breeze Newbery’s Mellisa Dogomania at Hermosoangel was BPIB and PG1, and the same owner’s Ismirelles The Mad Hatter was RBOB. Michelle Emmerson’s X-Ismirelle’s Boy Dogomania was BOB. In the smooths, Lesley Taylor’s Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper went BOB and G2. The judges were John Whitman (breed) and Leila Tarabad (group).
At North West Canine Society, Lorraine Daly’s White Phantom at Lozmarchi went BPIB under Mario Aquilina, and then shortlisted in the puppy group under Stephen Young. Lesley Taylor’s Arkoschi Miss Prim N Proper was BOB.
At North Scotland Toy Dog, Michelle Byrne and Ben Joiner’s Jotolemar Dangerous Times with Dacatelo went BOB, BPIB and shortlisted for BIS. The judges were Julita Milendo (breed) and Gary Thomas (group).
At Marlborough, Anne Halls’ Jorazan Rocky Balboa went BPIB and RBOB, and was shortlisted in the puppy group. The same owner’s Diamonchi Ushuaia Star Girl was BOB. The breed judge was Kelly Lee and the group judge Elaine Waddington.
At Banbury, Tony Allcock and Jurate Suprinaityte’s Borjomi Fortune was BPIB, PG1 and BPIS! Well done!
At South Eastern Counties Toy Dog, Jo Ginger’s Jodeschi Incoming Blizzard was RBOB. The same dog then took BOB and G2 at Chelmsford the following day. In the Longs, Lesley Barber’s Lykath’s Mary Poppins at Ramrowan went BOB.
News from the Irish shows:
The 4 May was South Tipperary All Breed Championship Show. Longs and smooths were judged by Margaret Boulcott. Longs: GSD and BOB was Sharon Baker’s GB/INT/POL/GER/CZECH Ch Fabien Chidonna at Efterpi JW, RGSD Lynn Hargreaves CN/MYS/TH/FIN Ch Winchi’s Noah Anou, GSB Mary Goode’s Aphienna Million Diamonds by Benmar and RGSB Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun Ch. Smooths: GSD and BOB Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Picasso Jun Ch, there was no RGSD awarded, GSB and RBOB the same owner’s Lestatt Ms Monroe and RGSB was Henry and McDonagh’s Fanabe Erna by Pepeetolynn.
The 5 May was Fermoy All Breed International Championship Show. Longs and smooths were judged by Ms J Mijatovic. Longs: GSD, CACIB and RBOB was Sharon Baker’s GB/INT/POL/GER/CZECH Ch Fabien Chidonna at Efterpi JW, there was no RGSD awarded, GSB, CACIB and BOB was Hayley Murphy’s Ch Efterpi Lady Million for Aphienna Jun Ch, RGSB and RCACIB Evangeline Clarke’s Ch Lestatt Dance Yourself Dizzy Jun Ch and BP Norma Healy’s Rossvoy De Vitos.
With being a bank holiday, last weekend was a busy one for the dog shows and I know some of you did 2 or 3 in the same weekend – you’re braver than me! I need my rest!
Please remember to keep your eyes on the lookout for Dinky and Doris, and let me know your open show results from over the weekend.
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